1973 Jeep CJ 5
1973 Jeep CJ-5
An early version initially called the “Willys Overland” morphed from military GP (general purpose) vehicle to the mass-produced CJ, short for "civilian Jeep.” More than 1.5 million CJ Jeeps were built, having continued the same basic body style for 45 years since the Jeep first appeared. Widely regarded as "America's workhorse”, the CJs have been described as "probably the most successful utility vehicle ever made." The word Jeep is an acronym of the letters GP.
The call of the wild, the great outdoors, into the great wide open, getti'n a little mud on the tires, all representative of this 1973 CJ which has undergone a full frame off restoration, and now can take you anywhere, anytime, in any weather. You decide, the wild is your oyster...(sic.)
As the consigner states…all new, from the floors to the body panels (mostly steel) right down to the bezels on the dash knobs, it's all new. A great warm red with gold RENEGADE stripes and black fender flares to frame the big knobby BF Goodrich TA Radials mounted on polished aluminum wheels. A tasteful lift kit raises this 4-wheeler to a higher status. The lightweight canvas top drapes over padded steel roll bars and stretches toward the fold down windshield. Seen upfront is a Smittybuilt X20 10,000-pound winch which will pull you out of any trouble you may find yourself in, up in the hills. Also, comes with a full softop and soft doors.
Canvas textured tan vinyl covers the front buckets, and back bench. The buckets flank a large center console/storage box. Black carpeting floods the floors and seat surrounds in the back, as well as the gate storage area. The beautiful matching warm red dash sports all new gauges, knobs and a passenger dash mounted chromed “Jesus” bar. Fronting the dash is a clean original Jeep steering wheel. An aftermarket stereo hangs below the dash, and this plays CD's, and can tune to AM and FM bands. 2 shifters sprout from the center of the floor one for the transmission and the other for the transfer case and the 4-wheel drive modes. No doors are attached, so you are free and easy.
The original totally rebuilt 304ci mill in metallic blue sparkles inside a pristine engine bay. No runs, no drips, no errors here with a virtually new mill and all its parts. A 3-speed rebuilt transmission is bolted to the back. Headers and a Magnaflow 2” stainless exhaust with 5” tips protrude from the side, and when the engine is cranked up these just growl at you.
Clean and mean would be the best way to describe the underside with perfect black frame, structural components, and new suspension. All nonstructural areas such as floorpans, and underbody is painted the matching red to the upside. 4-wheel power drum brakes are noted, as well as a new fuel tank, brake lines, and fittings. The transfer case and transmission are clean and dry.
You don't have to be Bear Grylls to venture outside and enjoy the country up close and personal. You don't even have to be Smokey The Bear to have outdoor adventures. This Jeep is a newly rebuilt (only 88 miles since rebuild) tool to take you where you would not normally venture in a vehicle. Comes with the original factory build sheet. High ground clearance, large gripping tires, and a tough engine and transmission, will move you up on the survivalist ladder, and have you feeling a Rocky Mountain high!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.